Wednesday, September 11, 2013
HANKY PANKY by Elle Druskin gets LADYBUGGED
Yep, I'm back in Liberty Heights, New Jersey with
Elle Druskin's delightful cast of residents. Reading ANY of Elle's Liberty Heights books is a cause for
celebration even if you're no longer young enough to swing from cyber rafters or whoop it up from the highest hill.
I was born and raised, actually, across the
Delaware River in a small, "You-Blink-You-Miss-It town in Pennsylvania, but spent most of my adult life, thirty-four years, in New Jersey, so I understand why Elle Druskin loves the State enough to make it the center of her richly humorous, Liberty Heights series.
This is BOOK THREE.
One thing I'm learning is the women who end up being heroines of the Liberty Heights books are in desperate need of some good old, seat-of-your-pants magic Elle delivers with more than a twinkle in her author's eye...and a Shazam from her inner Muse's fairy dust.
Comedy flows like fine wine in Elle Druskin's series...nope...wrong image. Comedy does NOT flow...it BURSTS like
fire crackers around the quirky but giving residents of Liberty Heights. (You have GOT to spend some time with Grandma Baumgart...I LOVE this woman...but then just about everybody in Liberty Heights knows how to live, love, and enchant.)
If you enjoyed your first visit to Liberty Heights in
ANIMAL CRACKERS and/or your second visit,
LIFE OF THE PARTY, you will happily feel right at home greeting and rooting for this new couple and the role Grandma Baumgart plays in getting them together..
FIVE LAUGHING STARS.
And Elle Druskin, I DO
hope you will bring us back for another journey into Liberty Heights again soon.